As is our custom here at AndWhyNot?, we’d like to pause and acknowledge that on this day 83-years ago, Elvis Aron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

In a time when much is stained a muddy, yellow-brown with the fecal detritus of our political impasses, it’s worthwhile to pause and remember that we still live in a world in which Elvis Presley recorded music. That doesn’t undo the realities of Donnie, Mitch, Chuck and the gang, but it’s useful contrast: if our current politicians are good for anything, it’s clearly revealing the depths of our depravities as humans. So take a moment and consider the heights:

(It’s worth noting that today is also David Bowie’s birthday. Wow! All from one single day—what a world!)